Florence food: the weird stuff!

//Florence food: the weird stuff!

You already know the food in Italy is great. But some very unusual dishes are around as well. Take a look at these samples of Florence weird food!

Blood and other amenities… Florence weird food

The food culture in Italy is simply amazing: you can literally feel it in the air, when the smell of sughi (sauces) or grilled meat or frittura di paranza (fried seafood) invades the streets.

Nevertheless some recipes are quite unconventional and for someone from abroad they really can sound weird.

Anyway, they still are great cucina italiana, and they worth a try: if you dare!

How to cook a cow. Almost the whole of it…

We should say:

unholy cow!

Florence is famous for its Fiorentina, the T-Bone steak grilled on from Chianina cow meat.

But in Florence you can experience something still cow-ish, but different:

the Lampredotto  is a typical Florentine dish, its main ingredient is the fourth and final stomach of the cow, the abomasum. The Lampredotto is cooked in water flavoured and spiced with tomato, onion, parsley, celery, salt and pepper.

Believe it or not, even if it comes quite from the… very inside of a cow, the Lampredotto is absolutely tasty, both served in a sandwich or with its own broot and croutons.

We are still… inside the cow with the Trippa. Trippa is made with the first three chambers of the cow’s stomach, and it is usually served with a sauce of tomato, carrots, celery and onions, butter and grated Parmesan cheese.

Weird Florence food: suitable for Vampires

The Buristo or Biroldo is the Tuscan version of the pork blood sausage. It is made with pig’s blood and fat mixed and cooked in a pig’s stomach. It can be re-heated and served as a main course, or  spread on bread, just like Nutella…

Chopping roosters

Originally a pesant food, now a delicacy the Cibreo is a sauce for Tagliatelle made with chicken livers, wattles, eggs and… combs.

Well: if you thought that Italian food is just Lasagne, think again!

Photo: By LucarelliOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4833639

By |2017-03-02T09:47:51+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Florence Food & Drink|0 Comments

About the Author:

My passion for languages and travels led me to study languages, particularly English and German, first at the Language High School and the at the Translator and Interpreter School in Florence. I then graduated at the University of Pisa in Languages, with a specialization in History of Art. I have been active in the tourist sector for almost 20 years and since 1997 I have been working as a licensed tourist guide in Florence. I have lots of interests like, for example, travels, wines … and more…

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